Boomers to Seniors: Library Models for Serving and Engaging Older Adults

Boomers to Seniors: Library Models for Serving and Engaging Older Adult

The program will highlight two complementary IMLS-funded model programs targeting Boomers: adults born between 1946 and 1964(http://www.clarke.public.lib.ga.us/imlsgrant_boomers.html,
and http://transforminglifeafter50.org/), in a variety of settings inside and outside the library. Findings from a survey of suburban libraries regarding services to seniors in selected counties with a proportion of residents 65 and older, both higher and lower than the 13% national average, also will be presented, to provide a systematic look at current practices in serving this demographic.
Time: Monday, July 1, 2013 8:30-10:00AM
Location: Mcormick Place Convention Center, S106b
Targeted audience: Public, special, school media and health sciences librarians interested in service to specialized populations throughout the lifespan. Other potential attendees include outreach librarians, those involved in specialized and cooperative library agencies, or any library professional and institution that is looking for new strategies to engage older adults as assets, not just as individuals with needs to be served.
Sponsors: ASCLA LSSP Universal Access; Co-sponsors: Library Services 
to an Aging Population Committee, Reference Services Section, RUSA; 
ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services

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